The JVA has selected 20 girls indoor junior volleyball players who exemplify outstanding volleyball performance, academic excellence, leadership, responsibility, and selflessness as the 2017 Ultra Ankle® JVA AthLeaders.
This year’s honorees are an oustanding representation of what it means to be a well-rounded student-athlete and to give back to the community.
The Ultra Ankle® JVA AthLeaders represent a variety of JVA member clubs nationwide. All honorees are freshman, sophomores or juniors in high school during the 2016-2017 school year. Recipients of this award will be presented with an award at the JVA Midyear meeting on June 22nd at 2:30PM ET during the AAU National Championships in Orlando, FL. Each student-athlete will receive an NCSA Athleadership Grant to provide guidance and exposure in the recruiting process. Click here to learn more about the award.
2017 Ultra Ankle® JVA AthLeaders
Kylie Dykgraaf – Rolling Thunder VBC, Setter, Class of 2018
Emily Kleck – Munciana Volleyball Club, Middle Blocker, Class of 2018
Lilly Kruse – Empowered volleyball Academy, Outside Hitter, Class of 2018
Kaleigh Lane – La Jolla Volleyball, Middle Blocker, Class of 2018
Maya Poppernik – Chicago Elite, Outside Hitter, Class of 2018
Hannah Talliere – Beach Elite Volleyball, Libero/Defense Specialist, Class of 2018
Sara Vargo – Michigan Volleyball Academy, Middle Blocker, Class of 2018
Cara Vollbrecht – MN Select, Setter, Class of 2018
Ariel Zedric – Eastside Volleyball Club, Setter, Class of 2018
Lauren Birschbach – Wisconsin Juniors Volleyball Club, Outside Hitter, Class of 2019
Anna Kate Blanks – Carolina One Volleyball, Libero/Defense Specialist, Class of 2019
Madelyn Boyer Sports Performance Outside Hitter, Class of 2019
Gianna Crescenzo – Club Fusion, Outside Hitter, Class of 2019
Madison Dowd – Legacy Volleyball Club, Setter, Class of 2019
Belle Morgan – Tri-State Elite, Setter, Class of 2019
Olivia Petersen – River City Juniors, Opposite/Right Side, Class of 2019
Roxy S Shimp, La Jolla Volleyball, Libero/Defense Specialist, Class of 2019
Priya Dave – Sports Performance Volleyball Club, Setter, Class of 2020
Ashley Stevens – Axis Elite Volleyball Academy, Setter, Class of 2020
Andersen Wade – Carolina One Volleyball, Outside Hitter, Class of 2020
About the Junior Volleyball Association
The Junior Volleyball Association (JVA) is a non-profit organization that promotes the growth of youth and junior volleyball through program and resource development, education and events. The organization was formed in 2006 with a primary focus of being a voice for junior volleyball club directors and coaches, and to this day is the only organization that is focused entirely on youth and junior volleyball.